Path of Transcendence

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Freedom lovers, beware! For the quest for liberation often becomes itself one more prison.

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Do less to interpret others. Do more to reinforce them. Thereby, will we finally begin to truly understand one another.

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I do not know anyone who is free from suffering, immune from it; i do not know any person who is unsettled by the prospect of diminishing and desire for growth, for further becoming. Only in the company of trees, do i find in something external, the completeness and health of soul! It responds to every external force in utter modesty, without choices, without preferences, without expectation. It swings with the mild wind, stands still when it stops. It bends and breaks in parts under external pressure, it does not protest, it does not even protect itself. It does not have intentions and does not know how to respond to any force with a contrary force. All its strength comes from within itself, from its own internal system that develops and grows by itself, and water. The tree is a great, self-ordained being, a god and goddess of Fate, united! Suffer no more. Fear no more. Worry no more. Close your eyes eternally, and embrace eternity. Nirvana!

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It is said in an untold myth, that each time he feels the touch of compassion & benevolence, a Human gives birth to a star, or to a universe!

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Only once your soul is speaking to itself, does the world seem to finally find the curiosity to listen!

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Who among you defines illness as the presence in the soul of too much benevolence ?!!!

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It is not failure that destroys the soul; it is hope!

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That our eyes can’t see is nothing against the truth that all things are glowing and radiant.

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A true desire for knowing is always altogether dispassionate! The moment we feel love or hate is precisely the moment of misunderstanding!

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In every domain of abstract action, there are absolutely no limits whatsoever, apart from those imposed by the consciousness. 

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Searching without peace, without purposelessness, is searching within the limits of what is already known and experienced.

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There is no permanence even in death!

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It is when we finally realize that most important things are precisely not important, that we just begin to become truly knowledgeable!

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Triumphant is he whose victory is not only independent from the defeat of others, but is also altogether unconditioned by any externalities.

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And if one looks with an earnest heart too often at all the suffering that is on this Earth, one will at last remember nothing, not even one’s name!

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What really leads to conflict is not misunderstanding, but the need to be understood!

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I do have a very scientific and precise definition of “spirituality”: Here, the nerve-endings of a Human being penetrate the body and reach up to the stars, and sometimes they tingle the edge of the universe too!

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When you lose all your memory, all sense of belonging to a history, to location, and to a self- When you lose all your identity, all your past, all your perspectives, desired destinations, and hopes- When you no longer know where you are, where you have come from, how you got here, and where were you going- When the familiarity with everything in the world, everything in life, and with yourself, becomes veiled by your own reborn, naked, and reawakened mind- Do you count this as a state of ultimate freedom, or of ultimate loss?!

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Truly free is he who says to his soul: “you are already free!”
Truly free is he who says to his soul: “you are always free!”

You say freedom depends on my ‘situation’ in reality! I say, then, your prison is your situation, not the reality. Put together all the things that you think you can’t live without; those, are precisely your prison cell!

But he who is capable of withdrawing himself from all that conditions his happiness; he who responds to losing by transcending the need for the thing lost; he who is locked in an actual physical prison cell, and misses and longs for nothing other than what life may still bring – that Human, is truly free.

Truly free is he whose freedom is unconditioned by the transformation of reality.

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In the last analysis, the real reason we are not happy is that, we are not the creators of the world !!

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It is not that no body has been taking good care of you; it is that people have largely stopped taking care of one another. Here is a domain in which you can easily become distinguished and appreciated; you may be the only one left who can still really help others without requiring anything in return. GO FOR IT! Be lavish and extravagant in your desire and practice of helping others! Go all the way, until at last you shall forget your own name!! 

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One’s own past, is one’s own greatest source of misinformation and delusion about reality!

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Not with any residue of guilt, but with unconditional forgiveness, will you become heaven!

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It’s not about you! it’s about everything! Everything must glow! Everything is glowing!

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The three walls of the soul’s prison: Attachment to the past, worry and fear of the future, and present self-image and identity. There is no fourth wall! It is open, you can leave. You can break free!

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Every aversive emotion and action, is a product of suffering.

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The only things that you can truly understand, is what is happening to yourself, just right now! And even that is hard to fully grasp!

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The most powerful resistance is that done with a stoical spirit of acceptance.

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Nothing is more important in one’s life than every moment!

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Stop interfering too much in your life !!!

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Any action or emotion that is not based on concern for others, is based on self-concern.

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Cruelty, and the capacity of cruelty in thought, feeling, and behavior – there you have found something original, something exclusively characteristic, of the Human world.

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The problem with physical space is that it is ‘necessarily‘ shared! Do not for one moment let the heaviness of this truth make you think that this applies also to your awareness space! At the very least, it is not necessarily‘ shared!

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When in the confines of the present moment, in the confines of the present place, i become absorbed in perceiving beauty and meaning in the confines of a specific object -only then- it feels as if the entire timeless and limitless world permeates with beauty and meaning.

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A great place of serenity and freedom is where you no longer have the incentive to express anything.

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It is because of love, that some contemplatives never become enlightened.

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A human bites not because of any innate nature of aggressiveness, rather, because of an innate readiness to suffer and to fear suffering. In this, man and dog are equal!

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Hunger of the body, is the condition that gives rise to desire for eating. What is the condition that gives rise to desire for love? Is it hunger of the ego?

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All spoken words are born of loneliness;

All listening is born of longing.

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Self-concern is a prison.

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One cannot let go of memories directly, of memories themselves! One can only let go of the self that remembers, the self that gets hurt by memories, the self that identifies itself with memories.

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The reason our minds work in such a way as to conduce to suffering is that, happiness, is irrelevant to survival!

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Some egos torment the mind because they haven’t had enough and crave for more, some because they are carrying too much and can’t let go! Who ever asked us, from the beginning, whether we wanted to have egos at all? The question was never asked, because nature must keep it secret, that the ego can be transcended.

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By equating Sisyphus’ futile ascend and descend to human’s uncontemplative life, the philosopher has fallen into the manifest error of thinking too highly of human’s uncontemplative life!

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The heaven remains empty! No one deserves!

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Finite is all knowledge and wisdom of the infinite!

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Lesser happinesses are much more difficult to attain than greater happinesses!

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To blame others for the way they are; is an act of violence!

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Life, predominantly a series of escapes from truth! Nothing in this universe is more profoundly lost, than the consciousness of a human being.

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Maturity is the actual capacity to understand, accept, and coexist with ever increasing levels of dissatisfaction.

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The world in itself, if it at all exists, is entirely passive! That which penetrates the mind, as affliction, as joy, as strife, as peace, as pleasurable, or as painful, is the manipulation of the mind not by the world, circumstances, or conditioning, but rather, by the will and the wisdom of the will, or the lack thereof. The only active force that has ever existed, is the consciousness, functioning and operating with awareness to its own activity or not, in this very present moment!

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There are no truths; only beliefs.

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Not truly happy is he who is unnerved by & dismissive of the suffering of others. For with true happiness there necessarily arise compassion & kindness, nonselective, indiscriminate, a kind of involuntary gentleness that encompasses all beings. True happiness, compassion, & kindness; you wouldn’t know how to distinguish them from one another; they are inseparable.

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We know that love is delusion! We just have not found a sweeter poison with which to numb & tranquilize our terrorized hearts in this world! If we did find such sweeter-than-love poison, then it, not love, would be the meaning of life!

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With selflessness are all battles won.

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Life, is an euphemism for restlessness!

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We suffer not because our suffering is in itself unique or significant, but because the self which experiences the suffering is imagined to be unique and significant. Truly, the extent by which we suffer is equally proportional to the extent by which we ascribe a sense of uniqueness and significance to the self.

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Be careful while opening the window inside the heart of the afflicted; for the advent of light may be more painfully blinding than utter darkness!

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The good, the noble, the sublime, the civilized, the cultured – just who, deserves to be called that?
Not he whose material comfort has spared him suffering, but one who despite of suffering, despite of hardship, despite of deprivation, has not surrendered to the fever of hate, anger, aggression, & self-contempt. That patient human, who transcends the suffering that he cannot avoid, who does not fear this terrible unavoidable suffering, deserves to be called good, noble, sublime, civilized, & cultured

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More precious than all, would be a cure for life!

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Once evil is uprooted from one’s own heart, it vanishes from the whole world too!

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Of all efforts, the most excellent, superb, and sublime, is to tame oneself.

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Better and far superior is the awareness of defeat, than intoxication in victory!

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More treacherous than ghosts and deamons, is a human being who does not understand himself!

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Those who are endowed with the qualities of clarity, peacefulness, calm, gentleness, kindness, and sweetness of the heart, without having to nourish and cultivate them with effort and will – such is no less than a gift from god!

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Here’s an idea: whenever, really, whenever you feel stressed, smile!

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Having finished defecating in a café’s toilet, you linger there, composing a new tweet that will be automatically posted on Facebook as well, as you remain seated on the toilet! It is a wonderful post about love, & about caring for others around us! Then you linger still, observing the immediate flow of retweets & likes, feeling continually good about yourself! You take your time liking some of the positive comments made by people you don’t really know, sending smilies & other signs of joy! Finally, you are spurred to move up by nothing other than the discomforting numbness of one of your legs, having been sitting for too long. Contented by the success of your new post, with a dreamy mild smile on your face, you clean your bottom, fix your dress, flush, wash your hand or don’t wash it, and finally you open the door of the café’s toilet to witness a very surprising and distressing scene: a very long queue of burdened human beings, all of whom are deserving of the love and care that you were just tweeting about, stand there waiting for you to get out so that they can relieve themselves!

You are not your virtual avatar or profile. You are not even what you say or profess yourself to be. You are only and wholly how you act, and what you are doing right now, in this present moment, in every present moment.

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